Category Archives: Random Poem

Missing My Slider Phone

And so it goes
that with the advancement
of technologies, what I lose
is missed so quickly until
it gets in the way of me
fully enjoying my new bells and whistles…
But only for a little bit.

© 2014 Shari Lynne Smothers

BACKSTORY: Technological advances seem to do away with the things I like the best. In this case it was my full keyboard that didn’t swallow my screen.

Playing with LEGOs

All the while I’m making things
thinking through connections
life runs through my thoughts
and aspirations. I wonder why
I can’t make the small changes in daily
living in similar simplicity to thinking
through the measuring out of
my micro racetrack or the tiny
cars to traverse the new road.

Writing ideas are fleshed out
as I distract myself from working
them out; no pressure just play.
And they turn out pretty good
I must say. Perhaps unlike the writing
stuff, I try to hard to think and plan
through life stuff. Plodding and
stumbling seem the order of the day
and yet feel so unnatural to me.

Soon I think I’ll have an epiphany.
I feel I’m on the cusp of clarity
and it will break through and see me
safely to my new way of living.
If feeling has any bearing, then I’m
about to be just fine. And as nebulous
a time frame as that is, it still encourages
me to look to my own hand to help make
tomorrow better than today.

Micro Cars Track

© 2014 Shari Lynne Smothers


Asking, prodding, pushing,
piling on more and more,
all as if to see
just how much I can bear
headed toward some huge goal.

It all becomes noise
unclear, indistinguishable
as I pull away to work away
and then regroup
at my own pace.

These days, I accept the usual
recurrence of noise readily.
It is now my herald that
a deadline is almost reached,
and subsequent vacation time is upon me.

© 2014 Shari Lynne Smothers

Crazy Faith

The smile that finds you
in the throes of
heartache surely life altering
as it is unstoppable.

The sun ray that
brightens your cloudy soul
on the heaviest day.

The flash of joy
its mission
to embrace
and keep you;
its only invitation —
the slightest, smallest YES.

And the short breadth of an instant,
that yields understanding:
Any time, any place, or anywhere,
in the midst of any situation,
choosing joy, leaves room for healing
for hope.

© 2014 Shari Lynne Smothers

Funny People

A quick word was said
to update the minority in charge
in answer to the question:
How do we move forward
after all that has gone wrong?

The word was NO.
No one wants to help you move forward.
No one likes the agenda you’ve laid out for us.
No one wants you around when we succeed.

The minority didn’t react
for they didn’t receive
how unwelcome they are,
how contemptible they are found.

I just had to smile;
the fifty percent of presence
involving how you are perceived
is utterly untapped as the importance
is lost on them.

I had to smile,
and walk away
before I started to chortle.

© 2014 Shari Lynne Smothers

Over It All

Always discounted
dismissed as overblown
hell, disliked for being me,
just for being, even.

No point in
railing against the machine
the powers that be
people who
Like pissing into the wind,
blow-back is fruitless and
often counterproductive.

I respect my state
and am done with it.

Time for a new discourse
to be heard
understood and accepted
if by no other than me.
That is the start
that will change my world
and the only thing
to possibly impact
the world around me.

© 2014 Shari Lynne Smothers